• Arizona Fall League
    AFL Recap 10/17: Three Homers From Cunningham and Grossman

    The Mesa Solar Sox beat Salt River today by a score of 13-7, thanks to three home runs from two Pirates prospects.  Robbie Grossman led off the bottom of the first inning with a solo homer, his second leadoff homer in as many nights, and his fourth homer of the AFL season....

  • News and Rumors
    2012 Free Agent Options: Starting Pitching

    For Pittsburgh Pirates fans, the 2012 free agent market for starting pitchers will be simple: compare everyone to Paul Maholm.  The Pirates made it clear that they wouldn't be bringing Maholm back in 2012, despite having a $9.75 M option for him to return.  With the starting rotation looking like it needs...

  • News and Rumors
    Rosenthal on the CBA Negotiations

    The off-season focus is generally on player moves, designed to give each team a better chance to compete in future years.  This off-season we not only have the player moves to focus on, but we also have the Collective Bargaining Agreement discussions between Major League Baseball and the Player's Union.  Ken Rosenthal...

  • Season Recaps
    Pittsburgh Pirates 2011 Position Recap: The Rotation

    Morton had a 3.83 ERA in 2011. Perhaps no position reflected the ups and downs of the 2011 season more than the starting rotation.  Coming in to the 2011 season, the rotation was looked upon as the biggest weakness of the team.  The priority over the off-season was to upgrade the rotation,...

  • Site Updates
    Pre-Order the 2012 Prospect Guide

    Last year Pirates Prospects debuted the Prospect Guide, featuring the most in-depth look in to the Pittsburgh Pirates farm system that you could find anywhere.  The 2011 Prospect Guide featured a profile on every player in the system, as well as various resources, including Rule 5 dates, Minor League Free Agency dates,...

  • This Date in Pirates History
    This Date in Pirates History: October 17

    On this date in 1971 the Pittsburgh Pirates defeated the Baltimore Orioles at Memorial Stadium in game seven of the World Series by a 2-1 score to capture their 4th World Series title. Steve Blass threw a complete game, giving up just one run on an 8th inning groundout from Don Buford....

  • Season Recaps
    Pittsburgh Pirates 2011 Position Recap: Third Base

    Alvarez was a major disappointment in 2011. There wasn't any bigger disappointment in the Pittsburgh Pirates season in 2011 than what happened with Pedro Alvarez.  Alvarez, drafted in the first round of the 2008 draft, has been the center piece of this current rebuilding process.  Ever since he was drafted, he was...

  • Analysis
    Winter Leagues 10/16 – Three Inside-The-Park Homers In One Game?

    Checking in with Pirates' players and friends in the Winter Leagues   MEXICAN PACIFIC LEAGUE Venados de Mazatlan  7,  Algodoneros de Guasave  5 Guasave took an early lead with a 4-run bottom of the 1st inning, which included a 3-run inside-the-park home run by 3B Marshall McDougall.  Not to be outdone, Mazatlan's...

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